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    You guys buy in bulk? Where?

    So I'm noticing I'm really using up my coconut oil, almond flour and some other popular stuff that I can't think of. Do you guys buy some of this stuff in bulk? bob's red mill almond flour is over $10 at the store for me as is coconut oil. I might jump on amazon, but am curious if you guys have any other sources of bulk goods.

    PS - is it smart to buy olive oil in bulk? It doesn't go bad does it? I'm still trying to find an olive oil that tastes good in homemade mayo but so far no luck (I don't use extra virgin, but rather the mild cheap kind but still no luck)

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    Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby? Their almond flour is $4.99 per pound. You can probably get pretty good deals on stuff like coconut oil with Amazon subscriptions. I've been using Amazon more and more, especially since I now get 6% off everything I buy from them. As far as olive oil, I've been using Filippio Berio for just about everything. It's kind of expensive online, but I have a store nearby that sells a big can of it for around $14.

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    i buy vitamin c from purebulk.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent* View Post
    So I'm noticing I'm really using up my coconut oil, almond flour and some other popular stuff that I can't think of. Do you guys buy some of this stuff in bulk? bob's red mill almond flour is over $10 at the store for me as is coconut oil. I might jump on amazon, but am curious if you guys have any other sources of bulk goods.

    PS - is it smart to buy olive oil in bulk? It doesn't go bad does it? I'm still trying to find an olive oil that tastes good in homemade mayo but so far no luck (I don't use extra virgin, but rather the mild cheap kind but still no luck)

    thanks guys!
    I get coconut products online, either through Tropical Traditions or Nutiva. Tropical Traditions has awesome sales (a lot of BOGO).
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    Nutsonline is the best deal for almond meal if you buy enough and freeze. I have a deep freezer so I buy 25# at a time.

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    I buy my coconut milk in bulk from Amazon (Native Forest, $21/mo). Olive oil DOES go bad over time, and our family of 3 only goes through 2 big bottles a month (33.8 oz each).
    I only buy EVCO in bulk when Tropical Traditions has a BOGO sale.
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    If you live near a Vitamin Cottage check them out. They have pre-packaged products under their store name with good prices. Their flours are good, plus they store them in the fridge. Their herb prices are GREAT, just save your jars and buy the baggies of spices and herbs. Same goes for whole foods or other natural food grocery stores, get your spices from their bulk section and just re-use jars, will save you money.

    Costco has quite a few bulk items that fall into the primal model. Canned salmon, bags of nuts, Kerry Gold butter, organic meats (selection varies at each store). I haven't seen coconut oil there yet, but coconut water popped up and they do have bobs redmill bulk gluten free flour, so I have been keeping an eye out to see if coconut flour or something like it ever pops up.

    Olive oil does go rancid over time, so unless you use a lot of it I wouldn't buy too much in bulk. Maybe store all the extra in a cool dark place. I am contemplating getting a smaller oil container to keep on the counter so I can store my larger jars away from light and heat better. I have been using Bertolli Extra Light for my mayo and it has done well, maybe not the best brand for quality, but I cannot seem to find organic options in the 'light' flavors.

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    Olive oil does go bad, especially if stored in clear containers. It oxidizes when exposed to light. I don't use nearly the amount I used to now that I use coconut oil, bacon grease, bone stock, etc. for such things (I love onions 'sautéed' in bone gelatin).

    You might be careful about buying some things in bulk. I tend to buy everything in bulk because I'm a cheapskate, but have found that my tastes have changed a lot over the past year of primal. So I've bought lots of various things that now are going to be lasting me a lo-o-o-o-o-o-ong time. No terrible mistakes but a pretty crowded pantry at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachrat View Post
    Olive oil does go bad, especially if stored in clear containers. It oxidizes when exposed to light. I don't use nearly the amount I used to now that I use coconut oil, bacon grease, bone stock, etc. for such things (I love onions 'sautéed' in bone gelatin).

    You might be careful about buying some things in bulk. I tend to buy everything in bulk because I'm a cheapskate, but have found that my tastes have changed a lot over the past year of primal. So I've bought lots of various things that now are going to be lasting me a lo-o-o-o-o-o-ong time. No terrible mistakes but a pretty crowded pantry at times.
    Good point, I initially bought lots of almonds and pecans and almond meal, but have been focusing on cutting back on Omega 6 fats as much as possible. Both almonds and pecans are too high in O-6. Most of my baking or pancakes, waffles are now made with coconut flour.

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